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NITDA partners Kaduna govt on ICT Training for 75,000 beneficiaries

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NITDA partners Kaduna govt on ICT Training for 75,000 beneficiaries
The National Information Technology Development Agency and the Kaduna state government have begun a training process of 75,000 people from the state in various aspect of Information Technology in order to enhance human capital development in the state.

A development following the courtesy visit of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, and the Director General of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, to the state governor, Mallam Nasiru Elrufai last Saturday.

In a meeting of the state government officials led by the Commissioner for Business Innovation and Technology, Mr. Idris Nyam and Mr Gerald Ilukwe, the DG of NITDA observed that the training could take place in two folds in order to accommodate the number of people.

He suggested that the e-Government Training facility donated to Nigeria by the Korea government could be used to train some people, while others could be train through the NITDA Academy, as the Agency would provide the logistics needed for the training.

“Building the capacity of our people should be seen as a requirement for us to enhance our drive towards digital economy. I think it is what we can explore. We will want you to identify specialized skills you want to build and we would provide you with logistics,” stressed the DG.

The DG recalled that the Minister has sent in the request letter to the state government and it has been responded to accordingly.

“From our end, we are ready. If you send your request, we will engage our consultancy to see what we can do in line with our mandates,” said Abdullahi

The Commissioner in his remarks identified the need for Federal Agencies to partner with State Governments especially in the provision of intervention projects.

He emphasised that there is political will in Kaduna state to build the ICT ecosystem if such partnership is successful, adding that such scenario becomes a win-win situation for both the State and the Agency.

He identified the sectors such as education, health and e-Government, social service development and human capital development as sectors they would want the Agency to intervene.

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